Biosketch

Louise Bundgaard graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, and obtained her PhD degree in 2014 from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The scientific focus of her research has been to investigate the composition of proteins during normal and pathological healing processes in order to study and improve the understanding of impaired tissue regeneration and explore novel diagnostic and prognostic healing biomarkers. In her research, she has combined clinical experimental work with mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Her Master and PhD projects focused on impaired wound healing with the horse as a model. In 2016, she got a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Copenhagen on the regenerative potential of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopaedic disorders.

Since January 2018, Louise Bundgaard has been a shared postdoctoral fellow between Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller’s group at DTU Bioengineering, Denmark, and Professor Stine Jacobsen’s group at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Here she is working on elucidation and characterisation of biomarkers for healing impairments in human skin wounds and for early detection of osteoarthritis using an equine disease model, by use of proteomics analysis. 

Besides her research career, Louise Bundgaard has several years of clinical training as a veterinarian, both in field practice and in a university hospital setting, and extensive teaching skills in both medical and surgical veterinary medicine.

Motivation

My motivation for joining the ETRS board as an early career researcher is to further develop the YI community and attract new young members to the network through both scientific and social events at the ETRS meetings. Furthermore, I want to strengthen the YI’s opportunity to obtain new and interdisciplinary skills from other research environments through scientific externships, which I believe will strengthen the scientific field of tissue repair in general and establish a foundation for future collaborations.

As a board member of the ETRS I will work to maintain the excellent network and collaboration between the ETRS members, and support their dedicated work to improve tissue repair. I will use my interdisciplinary background to support the work to expand the ETRS society, by reaching out to other research communities with similar interests. Through joined forces, we can further enhance our knowledge of tissue repair and create innovative solutions to improve patients care.